Sweet Potato

Sweet potatoes are the perfect comfort food for the health-conscious cook. They are high in vitamins A, C, B6 and E, plus fiber and manganese. You can mash them for holidays, roast them in casseroles, make them into classic pies or even turn them into cinnamon-sugar doughnuts. And they aren't all orange inside. The flesh can range from light beige to purple, which can make for some interesting-looking dishes. Find all the recipes and cooking tips you need in Food & Wine's guide.

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Candied Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes are baked in a sweet, buttery sauce with hints of maple syrup and warm autumn spices in this satisfying side. The syrup thickens and becomes sticky as it rests; sprinkling on grated orange zest at the end balances the sweetness of the dish. These candied sweet potatoes are perfect for Thanksgiving, and also pair well with roast pork loin, ham, or chicken. For a more uniform dish, try finding sweet potatoes that are similarly shaped and sized.
Smoky Sweet Potatoes with Chorizo Butter
Smoky and spicy, cured Spanish chorizo infuses melted butter with its rich color and flavor, balancing the natural sweetness of these tender roasted sweet potatoes. Scoring baked sweet potatoes and then broiling them gives them a hint of smoke and lets the chorizo butter soak into every bite.
Coal-Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Maximize the life cycle of a fire by cooking hardy vegetables like sweet potatoes directly in the coals. Buried in embers, sweet potatoes become meltingly tender and perfumed with smoky flavor. When they're done, brush away the ashes and any burned skin, leaving charred bits for textural and visual contrast. Crack open the skins, and the smoky flesh becomes the perfect canvas for spicy or sweet seasoned butters, a dollop of sour cream or crème fraîche, or a drizzle of maple syrup.
21 Simple Sweet Potato Recipes
Sweet potatoes are one of the most delicious, comforting, and easy-to-use fall and winter ingredients—sweet and savory, they're versatile, to boot. Sometimes, there's nothing cozier than a simple baked sweet potato, piping hot out of the oven. For an easy, healthy, nutrition-packed weeknight dinner side dish, it's hard to beat the savory-sweet creaminess of mashed sweet potatoes. Looking to include more sweet potatoes in your cooking repertoire this year? Here are 20 of our favorite simple and healthy sweet potato recipes for inspiration—try a sweet potato casserole, sweet potatoes with cider and brown sugar, and our best sweet potato pies to start.
Charred Sweet Potatoes with Elecampane Cream and Honey Gastrique
The flesh of whole roasted sweet potatoes has a natural caramel-y sweetness that lends itself perfectly to dessert. At Mettā in Brooklyn, chef Norberto Piattoni finishes the spuds over the coals, adding another dimension of flavor. Elecampane, an herb from the sunflower family, adds complexity to the whipped cream dolloped over top.Slideshow: More Sweet Potato Recipes
Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Mint–Pine Nut Pesto
This vegan and gluten-free gnocchi is surprisingly light and pillowy. Parisian chef Angèle Ferreux-Maeght binds the simple sweet potato dough with cornstarch instead of eggs. Slideshow: More Sweet Potato Recipes 

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Sweet Potato Tots
These sweet potato tots are unlike anything you can buy at the store. They have a crisp, cornmeal-dusted exterior while the inside tastes like the world’s best barbecue-flavored potato chip. We like our tots dipped in ketchup, but a spicy Sriracha mayo would be delicious, too. Slideshow: More Sweet Potato Recipes 
Coconut Cream and Sweet Potatoes (Papua New Guinea)
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From  Vegan: The Cookbook by Jean-Christian Jury, Phaidon 2017.   Slideshow: More Sweet Potatoes Recipes 

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